Scott County, Kentucky Genealogy

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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/scott.html Scott Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.   
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/kentucky/scott.html Scott Co. KY USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.   
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
 
*[http://205.204.134.47/cemetery.asp The KY Historical Society’s Cemetery Database]  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online] ~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/KY/ African American Cemeteries Online] ~  {{dead link}}  Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]  ~  Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-KY-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]  ~  Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
 
*[http://kykinfolk.com/esh/ Naming the Forgotten] ~ Naming the Forgotten - The Eastern State Hospital Project  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
 
*Find A Grave also gives a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1093 list of cemeteries in Scott County] and links to the  information for the individuals buried there,  
 
*Find A Grave also gives a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=19&CScnty=1093 list of cemeteries in Scott County] and links to the  information for the individuals buried there,  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|577576|subject-id|disp=some records of cemeteries in Scott County}}.  Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|577576|subject-id|disp=some records of cemeteries in Scott County}}.  Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4292&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=19&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Scott County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4292&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=19&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Scott County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
  

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Scott County, Kentucky
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Founded June 22, 1792
County Seat Georgetown
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Contents

Quick Dates

Scott County's civil records start the following years:

Birth* Marriage Death* Census Land Probate
1852   1852      

 *Many years between 1852 and 1911 are missing

County Courthouse

Scott County, Kentucky Courthouse.JPG

History

Parent County

1792--Scott County was created 22 June 1792 from Woodford County.  County seat: Georgetown [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1876--Scott County Courthouse and several businesses burned, 21 Sept 1876.  Clerk's office records and many valuable papers of the county saved [2]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Biddle Georgetown Newtown Stamping Ground
Boydtown Great Crossing Oxford Stonewall
Cranetown Indian Hills Paynes Depot Suterville
Davis Josephine Porter Turkey Foot
Delaplain Longlick Rogers Gap Watkinsville
Double Culvert Minorsville Sadieville White Sulphur
Dry Run Muddy Ford Skinnersburg Zion Hill
Duval New Zion

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American Research

The following have information concerning African American research.  Both should be used:

Biographies

Cemeteries

Kentucky cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1800 8,007
1810 12,419 55.1%
1820 14,219 14.5%
1830 14,677 3.2%
1840 13,668 −6.9%
1850 14,946 9.4%
1860 14,417 −3.5%
1870 11,607 −19.5%
1880 14,965 28.9%
1890 16,546 10.6%
1900 18,076 9.2%
1910 16,956 −6.2%
1920 15,318 −9.7%
1930 14,400 −6.0%
1940 14,314 −0.6%
1950 15,141 5.8%
1960 15,376 1.6%
1970 17,948 16.7%
1980 21,813 21.5%
1990 23,867 9.4%
2000 33,061 38.5%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Scott County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Kentucky Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Kentucky Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

Church

Court

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
Bibliography
  • [Shipp] Sanders, Walter R. The Shipp Genealogy from Essex, Caroline, Fa[u]quier Counties, Virginia, to Green, Taylor, Woodford, Jefferson, Fayette, Christian, Bourbon, Scott, Owen, Counties, Kentucky, and Johnson Counties, Indiana. Typescript. Microfilmed 1971. FHL Book 929.273 Sh64s; FHL Film 875372 Item 5

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. GenDisasters.com: Georgetown, KY Courthouse Fire, Sept 1876 http://www3.gendisasters.com/kentucky/18777/georgetown-ky-courthouse-fire-sept-1876